We’re always ready to meet people who share our passion for this work.

Do you want be part of a team of young and seasoned professionals dedicated to helping young people change the world? Then we want to know more about you!

VYCC Open Positions

FORESTRY PROJECT MANAGER

The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) is seeking the new position of a full-time Forestry Project Manager (FPM) to join our dynamic team. This position will establish a new forestry program at VYCC, helping to grow young Vermonters’ passion for and commitment to the protection of our state’s public lands. The FPM will be key to ensuring that this new initiative becomes a powerful learning opportunity for Corps Members, results in the safe and high quality completion of forestry projects, and emerges as a sustainable and enduring project within VYCC’s broader suite of programs. If you love sharing the magic of forestry with future generations, this could be your dream job.

A successful candidate has experience as a program manager, with a strong background in forestry and education and a passion for working closely with young people. They are a boss project manager, both with a chainsaw in their hands and behind a keyboard. They are committed to be the kind of teammate others look forward to partnering with and are able to roll with challenges and take time to celebrate success.

Read the full job description, including compensation and benefits, here.

To apply complete our online application, where we will ask you to attach a cover letter, resume and three (3) references.

RECRUITMENT AND ALUMNI MANAGER

The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) is hiring a full-time Recruitment and Alumni Manager (RAM) to join our talented team. This position is the friendly first contact for all new potential Corps Members and the go-to person for our vast alumni network. This is a people-person position, as the RAM gets to get out and meet young people in schools, tech centers, colleges, and communities across Vermont and interacts with young folks from all over the country online. VYCC alumni seek the RAM’s guidance with job placement and educational opportunities, excitedly share their life updates and stories about where they land, and are invited back to participate in programming. If you love connecting with young people and helping them make a difference in the world, this position is for you!

The RAM is also a leader within VYCC, teaming up with program and administrative staff, collaborating effectively to implement strategies and meet recruitment targets. They are a master networker with local and state agencies, schools, community groups, and youth organizations to find an increasingly diverse set of applicants; and they are the organizational force who maintains systems and tracks participants to gain efficiencies and quantify the short- and long-term impact of VYCC programs.

Reporting to the Officer of Engagement the Recruitment and Alumni Manager is a vital member of the Engagement Team. This means they get to be part of telling crew stories and helping make Corps Members look good and feel good in how we tell the VYCC narrative!

Successful candidates must have prior experience working with young people, likely in the fields of recruitment, admissions, or enrollment, be comfortable with deadline-based programming, be an excellent teammate, find inspiration in the VYCC mission, and can quickly to establish rapports with young people between the ages of 15-26. This position is integral to the success of VYCC and is a full-time, salaried (average of 40 hours a week) role which requires some in-state travel and frequent presence in our office in Richmond.

To apply complete our online application, where we will ask you to attach a cover letter, resume and three (3) references.

Read the full job description including compensation and benefits, here.

 

VYCC Open Seasonal Staff Positions

FOOD & FARM PROGRAM PROJECT LEADS

VYCC’s Food and Farm Program is a dynamic youth development and food security initiative. It engages young people in sustainable farming to improve access to healthy foods in Vermont communities. The Food and Farm Program grows produce and poultry for the VYCC Health Care Share, a public health project connecting Vermont families who are unable to access fresh food or suffer from diet related diseases with a weekly CSA share distributed at their health center. Additionally, Food and Farm Crew Members receive a share of the vegetables grown and engage in cooking projects on the farm that build their skills in healthy food preparation.

The AmeriCorps (A*C) Project Leads are key seasonal leadership positions in the Food and Farm Program, which supports almost 70 young people with jobs and service opportunities by engaging in small groups we call crews. Each A*C Project Lead is responsible for particular food production, nutrition education, food security or youth development activities. Together, their service results in a collaborated effort to mentor youth and young adults while increasing the health and wellbeing of Health Care Share Member-families.

Our AmeriCorps Project Leads serve with VYCC from March 2 until November 15, 2020. Deadline is February 1, 2020.

Read the full position description, including compensation and benefits, here.

To apply complete our online application, where we will ask you to attach a cover letter, resume and three (3) references.

CONSERVATION FIELD SUPERVISORS

The Conservation Field Supervisor plays an important role in the VYCC Conservation Program, focusing on Crew Leader and Member recruitment, hiring, training, project management and supervision. Working closely with the Conservation Program Manager and Coordinators, other Program Staff, and Program Services Group, they are an integral part of a highly motivated team that develops programs in line with VYCC’s mission and goals. The Conservation Field Supervisor has both supervisory and administrative responsibilities in the field and in the office. During the field season, this position involves a great deal travel and long hours. The Field Supervisor must have the ability and desire to spend several days at a time in the field and be excited about working evenings and weekends in support of the Program.

Our Conservation Field Supervisors work at VYCC from March until September. Deadline is February 1, 2020.

Read the full position description, including compensation and benefits, here.

To apply complete our online application, where we will ask you to attach a cover letter, resume and three (3) references.

The rest of our 2020 seasonal positions will be posted soon!

If you have any questions about our seasonal postions, please email Nora Woolf, Recruitment & Alumni Manager

Please note: Each listed staff position has a full job description which provides detailed position expectations and how to apply. Most positions are open until filled, unless otherwise noted. We appreciate you signal boosting any of these positions to rad candidates you know. Thank you for your interest in joining our team.

Our Commitment to Excellence

VYCC has a deep commitment to excellence. We believe we are strongest when our team includes members with a broad range of life experiences. We strive to achieve this at all levels of our organization, and actively encourage and recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse applicant pool. VYCC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Our Workplace

All full-time staff are based out of the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps headquarters office at the historic West Monitor Barn, in Richmond, VT. Our office is a team-centered, bustling, and fun open office atmosphere, which offers staff opportunities to interact and collaborate. Successful staff are able maintain focus and productivity, balance personal initiative and independence, and plug into our team in ways that help us do our best work as an organization. Staff enjoy the perks of the Farm at VYCC and forest campus year-round, as well as the happenings of nearby downtown Richmond.